From: "Brian K. Smith" <smitheng(--nospam--at)dos.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 08:59:07 -0500
Try the Precision Plus software package by Loeske Technologies. You can
find his advertisement in the Metal Construction News journal.
Brian K. Smith, P.E.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aj_young [mailto:aj_young(--nospam--at)mail.online.sh.cn]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 12:58 PM
> To: SEAÐÂÎÅ×é
> Subject: Software for metal building system
> Are there anybody can kindly give me some advice on the analyze &
> design of the state-of-the-art metal building system which widely
> employed rigid frames with
> tapered elements (plate girders & plate columns) and cold rolled shapes.
> Some manual method (still with the help of MathCad) advise to
> divide the whole length by 500mm/1'-6" long subsection or just divide by
> 20 pieces of
> subsection (the typical length of storage 12m/40? makes these two method
> the same). Are there any more accurate method for these frame per the
> rules of the
> ASD green manual? Can we do some actual modification to the monolithic
> stiffness matrix directly?
> I also want to know if a combination with STAAD/Pro and some
> detailing software as the Xsteel ( http://www.tekla.com ) can deal these
> I'm thinking perhaps there already come forth some tools to do the
> designing of metal building systems much more productivity than what the
> Butler are doing
> now. You see, I have tens of calculation reports from them which show me
> the face twenty years ago! (Of course, to develop a system for use
> within a firm means a
> great investment for the logo of "proprietary").
> Perhaps you can help me to do smart choice.
> Thanks in advance for any assistance.